Sunday, August 21, 2011

Approaching the Throne!

You know, when you think about it, travel has really changed in the last hundred years or so.
Back about a hundred years ago, the most used means of travel was by horse, or wagon.  If you had to travel a long distance, then you either went by train or boat.  International travel was almost unheard of, because it took a LONG time to cross the ocean and get to where you were going.
Today, we can move around in the USA via our Interstate highway system, and literally be across the country in 24 hours.  We can travel from coast to coast in the time that just a hundred years ago, took us to travel across a few counties.
Today, we can travel by Plane literally around the world in a day.  In fact, this week, I will fly from South America, to New York City, to Atlanta, and then to Fayetteville Arkansas in a little over 15 hours. . . total!  That is AMAZING!  Over 4,000 miles in one day’s time!
If people of a hundred years ago were here today, they would be amazed!
We travel by Bicycle, Motor Cycle, Segway, Car, Bus, Plane. . .and much more.  And instead of using Boats now for travel, we use them for VACATION!  And the ships have EVERYTHING!  Driving ranges, Malls, Pools, Casino’s, Las Vegas Shows, Buffets, and everything else you can imagine.
But no doubt, the most amazing way to travel is what we are doing RIGHT NOW!  The INTERNET!
I am typing this blog from my office / bedroom in Guyana.  And seconds after I press the publish button, it can be read all over the world.  In fact, I was looking at the “stats” page for the blog tonight, and saw that people from the following countries have visited this blog. . . .The USA, Canada, The United Kingdom, Guyana, Dominica, Barbados, Australia, India, Switzerland, Germany, Nigeria, and South Korea.  I am TRULY amazed!
One of the real blessings of the Internet is you can literally travel the world over, right from your seat.  In fact, while I have been in Guyana this trip, I have been able to email, and even call my family with Voice Over Internet Protocol and hear their voice.  And so even though I am far away. . .I don’t feel so far away.  All thanks to the Internet.
And as wonderful and amazing as all that is, the truth is, that we can even travel further than our own planet today.  And no, I am not talking about space travel. . . I’m talking about talking to the one who created it all!
God gives us the incredible ability to enter His very throne room, and talk to Him about anything that is on our hearts.  And we can enter His throne room without hesitation, or without being timid about our requests!  And He listens!
Hebrews 4:16 says it best. . .”16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
While we are “on the road” we often find ourselves in need.  The good news is. . .God is there to listen.  And we can approach Him BOLDLY, and ask for His help!  We don’t have to skulk in the corner and wait for Him to see us.  We can approach His throne. . .as one of His Children, and ask for help. . .that we will receive in our time of need!
When you are out on the road, and things go wrong. . .remember that you can approach the very throne room of God. . .and find your help!.  You can do this with confidence and boldness. . .and know that He listens, He cares, and He will see you through!
Give that a try in your travels.  It will make the journey so much better!
See you on the road!

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